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Take your mind off the problems for a moment, and focus on the positive possibilities. Consider how very much you are able to do.
Knowledge of the self is the mother of all knowledge. So it is incumbent on me to know my self, to know it completely, to know its minutiae, its characteristics, its subtleties, and its very atoms.
I’m an optimist in the sense that I believe humans are noble and honorable, and some of them are really smart. I have a very optimistic view of individuals.
I very rarely think in words at all. A thought comes, and I may try to express it in words afterwards.
Advocates of capitalism are very apt to appeal to the sacred principles of liberty, which are embodied in one maxim: The fortunate must not be restrained in the exercise of tyranny over the unfortunate.
I like ambiguity because you may be the villain in someone else’s story and the hero in your own, and I think very often, African-American characters are either one thing or the other. You shouldn’t have to be perfectly good or perfectly bad. You don’t even have to be magical.
Stay focused and stay determined. Don’t look to anyone else to be your determination – have self-determination. It will take you very far.
We are at our very best, and we are happiest, when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we’ve established for ourselves. It gives meaning to our time off and comfort to our sleep. It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile.
I have a feeling that I make a very good friend, and I’m a good mother, and a good sister, and a good citizen. I am involved in life itself – all of it. And I have a lot of energy and a lot of nerve.
I’ve never felt particularly ambitious or driven, that’s for sure, although I like to create stuff, whether it’s a little doodle, a drawing, a small painting or a movie or a piece of music, so I suppose I’m driven by that. Everything I’ve done has felt very natural, and it’s happened because it’s happened.
It is very hard to explain to people who have never known serious depression or anxiety the sheer continuous intensity of it. There is no off switch.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don’t do too many things wrong.
Everything happening around me is very random. I am enjoying the phase, as the journey is far more enjoyable than the destination.
A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous.
To be with old friends is very warming and comforting.
The only normal people are the ones you don’t know very well.
Social media is a very, very powerful tool. It also gives power to tools.
If I get married, I want to be very married.
There are people who are very resourceful, at being remorseful, and who apparently feel that the best way to make friends is to do something terrible and then make amends.
Advertising is the very essence of democracy.
In the final analysis, the questions of why bad things happen to good people transmutes itself into some very different questions, no longer asking why something happened, but asking how we will respond, what we intend to do now that it happened.
For, to be a stranger is naturally a very positive relation; it is a specific form of interaction.
I am a simple person; I come from a very simple home. We believe in enjoying life and what we have.
Coldplay fans are the best in the world. If you like Coldplay then you’re obviously very intelligent and good looking and all-around brilliant.
Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.
Very few of us are what we seem.
Desire is the very essence of man.
To say that a work of art is good, but incomprehensible to the majority of men, is the same as saying of some kind of food that it is very good but that most people can’t eat it.
I was an only child and I had a mother and father who were just – there wasn’t a straight man in the house, and I mean that in a very nice way. They were fun, and we would laugh a lot.
I am convinced that material things can contribute a lot to making one’s life pleasant, but, basically, if you do not have very good friends and relatives who matter to you, life will be really empty and sad and material things cease to be important.
To become a great player, you’ve got to show real dedication and commitment to football, and you’ve got to be very humble and hard-working. And, above all, you’ve got to fight to make your dreams come true.
At home I am a nice guy: but I don’t want the world to know. Humble people, I’ve found, don’t get very far.
The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.
With no education, you have neocolonialism instead of colonialism, like you’ve got in Africa now and like you’ve got in Haiti. So what we’re talking about is there has to be an educational program. That’s very important.
I think togetherness is a very important ingredient to family life.
I’m not feeling very well – I need a doctor immediately. Ring the nearest golf course.
I love my husband very much. I knew it was real true love because I felt like I could be myself around that person. Your true, true innermost authentic self, the stuff you don’t let anyone else see, if you can be that way with that person, I think that that’s real love.
I’m a woman of very few words, but lots of action.
Triceratops is very common: they are the cows of the Cretaceous; they are everywhere.
To win is not important. To be successful is not even important. How to plan and prepare is crucial. When you plan very well and prepare very well, then success can come on the way. Then winning can come on your way.
I wanted to separate data from programs, because data and instructions are very different.
I think the ethics and morals of genetic engineering are very complicated. It intrigues me.
As a teacher I realize that what one learns in school doesn’t serve for very much at all, that the only thing one can really learn is self-understanding, and this is something that can’t be taught.
It’s not the things you don’t know that trip you up. It’s the things you think you know, but you don’t. You fail to ask a certain question because you believe you know the answer. Separating your information from your assumptions can be very tricky business.
A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure, it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy.
If humanity doesn’t land on Mars in my lifetime, I would be very disappointed.
The challenge is that the day before something is truly a breakthrough, it’s a crazy idea. And crazy ideas are very risky to attempt.
Childhood was very nice. The only thing wrong was that I was so introverted, everything became a big deal… ‘Oh, no, here comes the bus. Where am I gonna sit on the bus?’
There is no ‘us’ and ‘them’; it’s an illusion. We are all human beings, and we all have a responsibility to support one another and to discover ways of wresting the power from the very, very few people who control all the cash and all the property.
I’m a very private person. My life story isn’t for everybody.
The thing that motivates me is a very common form of motivation. And that is, with other folks counting on me, it’s so easy to be motivated.
The willingness to learn new skills is very high.
Playing with light is something that is very important, especially when you want cinematography in your game.
In this life, we have to make many choices. Some are very important choices. Some are not. Many of our choices are between good and evil. The choices we make, however, determine to a large extent our happiness or our unhappiness, because we have to live with the consequences of our choices.
I really enjoyed performing there. Dubai is a very rocking place.
I just owe almost everything to my father and it’s passionately interesting for me that the things that I learned in a small town, in a very modest home, are just the things that I believe have won the election.
Women have very little idea of how much men hate them.
I wouldn’t say I have a lack of fear. In fact, I’d like my fear emotion to be less because it’s very distracting and fries my nervous system.
As an African-American male born with a couple of strikes against you because of your skin color, I think it’s very, very important to have some positive role models around, especially male influences.
Despite what people might think, I’m not interested in being dark all the time. I’m actually searching for some kind of light, and I’m always very happy when I can achieve that.
It’s remarkable how much long-term advantage people like us have gotten by trying to be consistently not stupid, instead of trying to be very intelligent.
You should do what other people do, unless you have a very good reason not to.
The human race is a very, very magical race. We have a magic power of witches and wizards. We’re here on this earth to unravel the mystery of this planet. The planet is asking for it.
It is very important to have connection with your soul and open your heart to people.
Egoism is the very essence of a noble soul.
I own that I am not a friend to a very energetic government. It is always oppressive.
How very little can be done under the spirit of fear.
The very important thing you should have is patience.
Personal songs take a little more to record, definitely. We had to bring our souls into the recording studio. It was us being very vulnerable. We heard that our fans can kind of feel that.
We have our own culture, our own community. A lot of people don’t realize that. They just assume that deaf people are very unfortunate, very disabled, but no.
Confidence is a very fragile thing.
Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.
I am proud to be their child. It is very inspiring for me. I am inspired by my mom and dad.
To be successful you have to be lucky, or a little mad, or very talented, or find yourself in a rapid growth field.
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
Life is very difficult. One of the most ancient of religious ideas that emerges everywhere, I would say, is that life is essentially suffering.
I have a discipline that has served me very well in my career and in my personal life… and that’s gotten stronger as I’ve gotten older. I’ve always felt if I don’t just have a natural knack for it, I will just out-discipline the competition if I have to – work harder than anybody else.
I learned that very often the most intolerant and narrow-minded people are the ones who congratulate themselves on their tolerance and open-mindedness.
The first purpose of comedy is to make people laugh. Anything deeper is a bonus. Some comedians want to make people laugh and make them think about socially relevant issues, but comedy, by the very nature of the word, is to make people laugh. If people aren’t laughing, it’s not comedy. It’s as simple as that.
Boys used to call me Soda in school days. Soda means ‘serving officers daughters association.’ I miss those days when I had a very protected life: one could get close and bond with other army people that they gradually would become your extended family.
Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time.
I dote on his very absence.
I’m not a man of many words, I’m not very expressive or emotional, but it comes out in my music.
It’s amazing. Life changes very quickly, in a very positive way, if you let it.
I’m not really religious but very spiritual. I give money to this company that manufactures hearing aids on a regular basis. More people should really hear me sing. I have a gift from God.
STAR is a very revolutionary group. We believe in picking up the gun, starting a revolution if necessary. Our main goal is to see gay people liberated and free and have equal rights that other people have in America.
When I’m good, I’m very good. But when I’m bad I’m better.
It may be an old cliche, but I think true love will last; it has no end. But finding the right person is a very difficult thing.
The thing about hip-hop today is it’s smart, it’s insightful. The way they can communicate a complex message in a very short space is remarkable.
There is a lot I need to thank God for, everyday. But I think I am blessed because I have a very loving, understanding and supporting family.
Death is a very dull, dreary affair, and my advice to you is to have nothing whatsoever to do with it.
When you are enthusiastic about what you do, you feel this positive energy. It’s very simple.
Right now I think censorship is necessary; the things they’re doing and saying in films right now just shouldn’t be allowed. There’s no dignity anymore and I think that’s very important.
The quest for certainty blocks the search for meaning. Uncertainty is the very condition to impel man to unfold his powers.
I believe in fate, but I also believe that hard work and diligence plays a very important role in our lives.
If you take out the killings, Washington actually has a very very low crime rate.
We’re all caught up in circumstances, and we’re all good and evil. When you’re really hungry, for instance, you’ll do anything to survive. I think the most evil thing – well, maybe that’s too strong – but certainly a very evil thing is judgment, the sin of ignorance.
I was born in a very poor family. I used to sell tea in a railway coach as a child. My mother used to wash utensils and do lowly household work in the houses of others to earn a livelihood. I have seen poverty very closely. I have lived in poverty. As a child, my entire childhood was steeped in poverty.
Power is domination, control, and therefore a very selective form of truth which is a lie.
I have very high expectations of myself. I’m a very competitive person but competitive with myself. I want to be the best that I can be and if that means that I’m eventually better than everyone else then so be it.
The older I get, the more I’m conscious of ways very small things can make a change in the world. Tiny little things, but the world is made up of tiny matters, isn’t it?
We are so very ‘umble.
You can be very wild and still be very wise.
If an elderly but distinguished scientist says that something is possible, he is almost certainly right; but if he says that it is impossible, he is very probably wrong.
I feel very privileged to be part of this mission, and when my nomination was announced, I was really very, very happy to be selected for this mission.
I’m so lucky to have such a great family. I respect them so much professionally, and they’ve been unconditionally supportive in the choices that I’ve made. It’s been very good having them on my side.
Even as kids reach adolescence, they need more than ever for us to watch over them. Adolescence is not about letting go. It’s about hanging on during a very bumpy ride.
She generally gave herself very good advice, (though she very seldom followed it).
I used to get very, very frustrated by people being told what to do by nanny in Brussels. And I remember once I rang the official who was actually responsible for banning the prawn-cocktail-flavoured crisp, which I think contained a dye called Arithrazine or something like that.
I think it’s very important to have a feedback loop, where you’re constantly thinking about what you’ve done and how you could be doing it better.
They say military have the so-called ‘secret intelligence‘ – this amount of intelligence must be very secret, since I’ve never seen any intelligent military person, nor I have seen any sense in the bloody stupid wars.
Searching for music is like searching for God. They’re very similar. There’s an effort to reclaim the unmentionable, the unsayable, the unseeable, the unspeakable, all those things, comes into being a composer and to writing music and to searching for notes and pieces of musical information that don’t exist.
It’s very corny, ‘never give up‘ – but it’s just a great quote that I always follow.
I am not an optimist. I’m a very serious possibilist. It’s a new category where we take emotion apart and we just work analytically with the world.
Minds ripen at very different ages.
Look out into the universe and contemplate the glory of God. Observe the stars, millions of them, twinkling in the night sky, all with a message of unity, part of the very nature of God.
The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty, and all forms of human life.
To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.
I am able to get up and dust myself off and keep moving forward. I’m very stubborn.
I am very fortunate to work with people I have seen on the screen so many times and admired, and they are in the public eye, and I have seen how they handle it. There are definitely ways to just keep on enjoying the profession and the work. Other people tell me that things are going to change.
You are 27 or 28 right? It is very tough to live at that age. When nothing is sure. I have sympathy with you.
I care very much about women and their progress. I didn’t go march in the streets, but when I was in the Arizona Legislature, one of the things that I did was to examine every single statute in the state of Arizona to pick out the ones that discriminated against women and get them changed.
The very essence of instinct is that it’s followed independently of reason.
The only way to get love is to be lovable. It’s very irritating if you have a lot of money. You’d like to think you could write a check: ‘I’ll buy a million dollars‘ worth of love.’ But it doesn’t work that way. The more you give love away, the more you get.
It’s very important for people to know themselves and understand what their value system is, because if you don’t know what your value system is, then you don’t know what risks are worth taking and which ones are worth avoiding.
Smoking kills. If you’re killed, you’ve lost a very important part of your life.
In this hectic life, we have no time to take care of ourselves, hence massage is needed for rejuvenation and stress reduction. A lot of people are looking for quick fixes: like, they are taking medications, and they are doing other things which are not healthy. But massage is very holistic and natural.
All life demands struggle. Those who have everything given to them become lazy, selfish, and insensitive to the real values of life. The very striving and hard work that we so constantly try to avoid is the major building block in the person we are today.
The companion of an evening, and the companion for life, require very different qualifications.
I love the homely atmosphere of Indore and Bhopal. People here are very warm and affectionate.
Everybody has a hacking capability. And probably every intelligence service is hacking in the territory of other countries. But who exactly does what? That would be a very sensitive piece of information. But it’s very difficult to communicate about it. Because nobody wants to admit the scope of what they’re doing.
My self-respect is very dear to me.
I’d say I’m moody, I’d say I’m temperamental. But within my certain group of friends and family, I’m very open and outgoing and joke around a lot.
It’s like everything in football – and life. You need to look, you need to think, you need to move, you need to find space, you need to help others. It’s very simple in the end.
I take after my mother more than my father in terms of personality. My mother’s a worrier, and I’m a worrier. Both were very good with numbers and mathematics, so I kind of got that from both of them.
When people get married because they think it’s a long-time love affair, they’ll be divorced very soon, because all love affairs end in disappointment. But marriage is a recognition of a spiritual identity.
This soul, or life within us, by no means agrees with the life outside us. If one has the courage to ask her what she thinks, she is always saying the very opposite to what other people say.
The microbe is so very small: You cannot take him out at all.
I am a family person and also very emotional by nature.
We are the product of quantum fluctuations in the very early universe.
When Southern people tell us they are no more responsible for the origin of slavery than we are, I acknowledge the fact. When it is said that the institution exists, and that it is very difficult to get rid of it in any satisfactory way, I can understand and appreciate the saying.
In a sense I portray myself in a very androgynous way, and I love androgyny.
The very first step towards success in any occupation is to become interested in it.
You don’t make peace with friends. You make it with very unsavory enemies.
We were raised in an Italian-American household, although we didn’t speak Italian in the house. We were very proud of being Italian, and had Italian music, ate Italian food.
The art of life is to know how to enjoy a little and to endure very much.
The only thing that could spoil a day was people. People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself.
My very best friend died in a car accident when I was 16 years old. That was the hardest blow emotionally that I have ever had to endure. Suddenly, you realize tomorrow might not come. Now I live by the motto, ‘Today is what I have.’
Learning to make films is very easy. Learning what to make films about is very hard.
Environmentalists have a very conflicted relationship with their cars.
Because we do not know when we will die, we get to think of life as an inexhaustible well. And yet everything happens only a certain number of times. And a very small number really.
International affairs is very much run like the mafia. The godfather does not accept disobedience, even from a small storekeeper who doesn’t pay his protection money. You have to have obedience; otherwise, the idea can spread that you don’t have to listen to the orders, and it can spread to important places.
In the courtroom, it’s where a lawyer really becomes an actor. There’s a very fine line between delivering a monologue in a play and delivering a monologue to a jury. I’ve always felt that way – I’ve been in a lot of courtrooms. The best lawyers are really theatrical.
Historical hypocrites have themselves carried out the very human rights abuses that they suddenly decide warrant intervention elsewhere.
Peace comes when you talk to the guy you most hate. And that’s where the courage of a leader comes, because when you sit down with your enemy, you as a leader must already have very considerable confidence from your own constituency.
Learning to fly an airplane taught me a way of thinking, an approach to problem-solving that was applicable and effective. Pilots are very methodical and meticulous, and artists tend not to be.
Little League baseball is a very good thing because it keeps the parents off the streets.
Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do.
You can hold yourself back from the sufferings of the world, that is something you are free to do and it accords with your nature, but perhaps this very holding back is the one suffering you could avoid.
I am very grateful for the opportunities I have been afforded.
We’ll try and be very aggressive, we’ll try and speed up and change gears, and we’ll see who’s going to win.
Investing is a business where you can look very silly for a long period of time before you are proven right.
I owe everything to my mom. She definitely got me to where I’m at today. Without her I wouldn’t be able to do the things that I do. She and I are very close.
Courage is very important. Like a muscle, it is strengthened by use.
I have a mole in my eye, which is a very specific thing.
I personally think that money can do very little. And this has been my experience all across.
I tell you, gospel music is very uplifting. It’s great. It’s just a lot of fun to write, and it’s wonderful for the heart, soul, mind, and spirit. It’s just great.
We are built to be happy, strong and healthy. I fear not to live. We have everything to live up to our dreams. You have everything to achieve that, and in a very short period of time you can get all the tools to manifest who you want to be.
The writer may very well serve a movement of history as its mouthpiece, but he cannot of course create it.
I wasn’t close to my father, but I wanted to be all my life. He had a funny sense of humor, and he laughed all the time – good and loud, like I do. He was a gay Irish gentleman and very good-looking. And he wanted to be close to me, too, but we never had much time together.
I’m into very colorful food. Obviously lots of flavor, but I think we eat with our eyes first, so it has to look great. The presentation has to be great.
The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: ‘O Lord make my enemies ridiculous.’ And God granted it.
Dragon fruit is very subtle, very delicate. So you want to be careful not to kill it with things that have very strong flavor.
The journey has definitely not been easy, but all the sacrifice has paid off very well in terms of my performance on-court.
I’m sporty, active, bubbly, I like to make people laugh… I’m the jokester. But I’m also very traditional.
I am a very active person. I have a lot of energy, and I love to be doing something physical all the time.
A lot of what the ‘Culture’ is about is a reaction to all the science fiction I was reading in my very early teens.
I saw a human pyramid once. It was very unnecessary.
What do I think of Western civilization? I think it would be a very good idea.
If you do build a great experience, customers tell each other about that. Word of mouth is very powerful.
Money is the probably the most successful story ever told. It has no objective value… but then you have these master storytellers: the big bankers, the finance ministers… and they come, and they tell a very convincing story.
Am I a liberal or conservative? I’m neither. Like most Americans, I find politics very frustrating. Like most Americans, I’d like to hear from politicians the facts. That is what drives me.
I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.
A commodity appears at first sight an extremely obvious, trivial thing. But its analysis brings out that it is a very strange thing, abounding in metaphysical subtleties and theological niceties.
I’m very, very lazy. I love to sit in a chair and look out the window and do nothing.
That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history.
Life is very, very short, and you can choose to live it how you want. You can choose to dumb yourself down and not express yourself just so you can fit in, just so people won’t dislike you.
I do the very best I know how – the very best I can; and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.
I went out with some old friends and we were having fun. A couple of them were very intoxicated. When I went to leave, I refused to let them drive. So when I got pulled over, I was the driver.
I do have a close circle of friends and I am very fortunate to have them as friends. I feel very close to them I think friends are everything in life after your family. You come across lots of people all the time but you only make very few friends and you have to be true to them otherwise what’s the point in life?
This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfections.
I’m very humbled and honored. I’m very thankful to the Asian-American Community for all their support!
Talent is very hot.
It is the ultimate luxury to combine passion and contribution. It’s also a very clear path to happiness.
When all men think alike, no one thinks very much.
All cartoon characters and fables must be exaggeration, caricatures. It is the very nature of fantasy and fable.
The work environment is very important in determining how enjoyable work is. It is very important to work with smart guys who have a superior level of intellectual bandwidth and still have softer skills as well.
Finding ways to unwind and switch off is just as important as working very hard.
Social class has worked for years. Born into the right family, go to the right schools, even if you’re not super bright to start with, you’ll turn out bright. You go to the right university, you get the right job, you have the right connections, you’ll make it to the top. Job done, very efficient.
You see, God helps only people who work hard. That principle is very clear.
I’m not politically motivated. I used to be – passionately. I used to be very Left wing. Then I went very Right wing, and now I rest somewhere in the middle.
History isn’t something you look back at and say it was inevitable, it happens because people make decisions that are sometimes very impulsive and of the moment, but those moments are cumulative realities.
Considering how dangerous everything is, nothing is really very frightening.
I like crossing the imaginary boundaries people set up between different fields – it’s very refreshing.
We look at science as something very elite, which only a few people can learn. That’s just not true. You just have to start early and give kids a foundation. Kids live up, or down, to expectations.
I am the baby in the family, and I always will be. I am actually very happy to have that position. But I still get teased. I don’t mind that.
I am never embarrassed to relax. I am not part of any rat race. I am very happy to be by myself.
I am afraid that the schools will prove the very gates of hell, unless they diligently labor in explaining the Holy Scriptures and engraving them in the heart of the youth.
I’ve always found the rain very calming.
Doing nothing is very hard to do… you never know when you’re finished.
If you live to be one hundred, you’ve got it made. Very few people die past that age.
I’m sorry my existence is not very noble or sublime.
It’s hard to say, ‘I don’t believe in God.’ I would love to know if God exists. But it’s a very difficult thing for me to believe.
One of the very rewarding aspects of my work has been the interaction with a superb group of colleagues and friends in the atmospheric sciences community.
Never say ‘no’ to adventures. Always say ‘yes’, otherwise you’ll lead a very dull life.
Young women from a very young age are taught that life will be easier if you can just turn on the charming smile and say very little and be complacent and docile and sweet.
This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it.
Jogging is very beneficial. It’s good for your legs and your feet. It’s also very good for the ground. If makes it feel needed.
Our whole life is set up in the path of least resistance. We don’t want to suffer. We don’t want to feel discomfort. So the whole time, we’re living our lives in a very comfortable area. There’s no growth in that.
Everything has become so easy. It’s great that it’s at your fingertips, but I miss those good old days. And we’re connected, but it can be very alienating. There is this distance between all of us because we’re speaking to each other through cameras and monitors and icons and Emojis.
To be honored by your peers is incredibly gratifying and I am so thankful to my colleagues across the league for this recognition. I’m also grateful to the talented and dedicated coaching staff I work with every day in Toronto. To be recognized with an award that bears Michael H. Goldberg’s name is very special.
There is no method but to be very intelligent.
Let me get you to understand I don’t bully anybody. I stand up for what I believe in and I’m very honest and I always tell the truth. I’m not a liar, I’m not manipulative and I don’t stab you in your back because I will stab you in your chest.
Grace is what matters in anything – especially life, especially growth, tragedy, pain, love, death. That’s a quality that I admire very greatly. It keeps you from reaching out for the gun too quickly. It keeps you from destroying things too foolishly. It sort of keeps you alive.
I watched the ‘Food, Inc.’ documentary and was like, ‘This has opened my eyes to the meat industry – maybe I should go vegetarian.’ And my friend told me, ‘Sadie, you’re not gonna last a week.’ But I’m very competitive.
IF is a very long word in Formula One; in fact, IF is F1 spelled backwards.
We are living in very challenging times. Pressured in the workplace and stressed out at home, people are trying to make sense of their lives.
I feel like the moon is a very beautiful woman. She’s in control.
Many times, the decisions we make affect and hurt your closest friends and family the most. I have a lot of regrets in that regard. But God has forgiven me, which I am very thankful for. It has enabled me to forgive myself and move forward one day at a time.
I’m left-handed, and it’s not very easy to find reasonably priced, high-quality left-handed guitars. But out of all the guitars in the whole world, the Fender Mustang is my favorite. I’ve only owned two of them.
When I was growing up, my parents were almost involved in various volunteer things. My dad was head of Planned Parenthood. And it was very controversial to be involved with that.
There is no gender identity behind the expressions of gender… identity is performatively constituted by the very ‘expressions’ that are said to be its results.
Nothing matters very much, and few things matter at all.
Solitude has its own very strange beauty to it.
I believe that every American should have stable, dignified housing; health care; education – that the most very basic needs to sustain modern life should be guaranteed in a moral society.
To me, the Seventies were very inspirational and very influential… With my whole persona as Snoop Dogg, as a person, as a rapper. I just love the Seventies style, the way all the players dressed nice, you know, kept their hair looking good, drove sharp cars and they talked real slick.
I am very open to learning. I am like a sponge: I’d like to soak up in new things, new skills.
Politics I supposed to be the second-oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.
At my very core, I’m pretty shy. I just happen to have a weird job.
Fashion is very important. It is life-enhancing and, like everything that gives pleasure, it is worth doing well.
I’ve never seen anywhere in the world as beautiful as Kashmir. It has something to do with the fact that the valley is very small and the mountains are very big, so you have this miniature countryside surrounded by the Himalayas, and it’s just spectacular. And it’s true, the people are very beautiful too.
You are a child of the sun, you come from the sun, and that is something true with the Earth also… your relationship with the Earth is so deep, and the Earth is in you and this is something not very difficult, much less difficult then philosophy.
There’s something very romantic about self-destruction and sabotaging your life, and taking a hammer to it.
AIDS was allowed to happen. It is a plague that need not have happened. It is a plague that could have been contained from the very beginning.
Guilt has very quick ears to an accusation.
Some people say I’m not a very pretty woman, but I’m a very beautiful woman inside.
Architecture is a very dangerous job. If a writer makes a bad book, eh, people don’t read it. But if you make bad architecture, you impose ugliness on a place for a hundred years.
I admit that I am very possessive.
The silliest woman can manage a clever man; but it needs a very clever woman to manage a fool.
Me is a common sense man. That mean when me explain things, me explain it in a very simple way; that mean if I explain it to a baby, the baby will understand too, you know.
The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure.
Your understanding of what you read and hear is, to a very large degree, determined by your vocabulary, so improve your vocabulary daily.
There are very few people who are going to look into the mirror and say, ‘That person I see is a savage monster;’ instead, they make up some construction that justifies what they do.
I think you have to be cool to be a good flirt, and I don’t think I’m very cool.
I live a very joyful life, with a lot of laughter and good times.
There is no rule book, no right or wrong; you just have to make it up and do the very best you can to care for your family.
Hatred is a very underestimated emotion.
A man who correctly guesses a woman’s age may be smart, but he’s not very bright.
Just before a fight, as the ring empties, you can feel it. There is danger and loneliness all around you. Soon it’s just the three of you in there: the referee, your opponent, and you. You’re in a very lonely moment then. But, strangely, that’s when I feel most comfortable. The ring becomes my office, and I go to work.
Humankind cannot bear very much reality.
By an irony of fate, my first employment was as a draughtsman. I hated drawing; it was for me the very worst of annoyances. Fortunately, it was not long before I secured the position I sought, that of chief electrician to the telephone company.
I’m very happy being me, although sometimes I’d love to be a bird so that I could fly.
Sometimes a person has to go a very long distance out of his way to come back a short distance correctly.
Democracy’s a very fragile thing. You have to take care of democracy. As soon as you stop being responsible to it and allow it to turn into scare tactics, it’s no longer democracy, is it? It’s something else. It may be an inch away from totalitarianism.
I live a very dull life here… indeed I think I am more like a state prisoner than anything else.
What the people want is very simple – they want an America as good as its promise.
It’s very important that we don’t make the same mistakes twice. That’s a big part of improvement.
True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.
It is very important to know who you are. To make decisions. To show who you are.
My parents are very hard working people who did everything they could for their children. I have two brothers and they worked dog hard to give us an education and provide us with the most comfortable life possible. My dad provided for his family daily. So, yes, that is definitely in my DNA.
Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far.
The economy is a very sensitive organism.
I don’t believe in happy endings, but I do believe in happy travels, because ultimately, you die at a very young age, or you live long enough to watch your friends die. It’s a mean thing, life.
All my life I have lived and behaved very much like the sandpiper – just running down the edges of different countries and continents, ‘looking for something’.
Fortune, which has a great deal of power in other matters but especially in war, can bring about great changes in a situation through very slight forces.
The solution as consumers is – perhaps surprisingly – to take adverts very, very seriously. We should ask ourselves what it is that we find lovely in them – the visions of friendship, togetherness, repose, or whatever. And then consider what would actually help us find these qualities in our lives.
Music does a lot of things for a lot of people. It’s transporting, for sure. It can take you right back, years back, to the very moment certain things happened in your life. It’s uplifting, it’s encouraging, it’s strengthening.
The foundation of success in life is good health: that is the substratum fortune; it is also the basis of happiness. A person cannot accumulate a fortune very well when he is sick.
The prospect of going home is very appealing.
I’m very inspired by nature – you could say Mother Nature. I look at things around me and get all kinds of inspiration daily.
Every country is like a particular type of person. America is like a belligerent, adolescent boy; Canada is like an intelligent, 35-year-old woman. Australia is like Jack Nicholson. It comes right up to you and laughs very hard in your face in a highly threatening and engaging manner.
The brain is like a muscle. When it is in use we feel very good. Understanding is joyous.
Hawaii has always been a very pivotal role in the Pacific. It is in the Pacific. It is a part of the United States that is an island that is right here.
Single women have a dreadful propensity for being poor. Which is one very strong argument in favor of matrimony.
I’m very much a gentleman in what I do.
I’m very serious about no alcohol, no drugs. Life is too beautiful.
I’m not famous; I am simply very well-known to certain people. Famous is something different.
China and the U.S. are two societies with very different attitudes towards opinion and criticism. In China, I am constantly under surveillance. Even my slightest, most innocuous move can – and often is – censored by Chinese authorities.
Calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that’s very important for good health.
Everything is very black and white for me. I don’t really like playing mind games.
Confidence is very sexy. You could be not cute at all and have such confidence.
I was an only child, and Mother was always right with me all my life. I used to get very angry at her when I was growing up-it’s a natural thing.
The mother-child relationship is paradoxical and, in a sense, tragic. It requires the most intense love on the mother’s side, yet this very love must help the child grow away from the mother, and to become fully independent.
Every time you think the problem is ‘out there,’ that very thought is the problem.
Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.
Human rights is the soul of our foreign policy, because human rights is the very soul of our sense of nationhood.
I am happy every day, because life is moving in a very positive way.
Only very intelligent people don’t wish they were in politics, and I’m dumb enough to want to be in there.
The internet could be a very positive step towards education, organisation and participation in a meaningful society.
Man is a beautiful machine that works very badly.
The Windrush era is a very important part of British history as it helps us understand how and why we became the multicultural society we are today, and also helps us understand the history of race relations in this country.
If you want something, work hard for it, go after it. I can’t worry about all the ‘no’s, because I believe there’s a yes, and I’ve been very fortunate to find those in my career and made the most of those opportunities.
It is a fine thing to be honest, but it is also very important to be right.
At the end of the day, I just do my job. I love my art. But I genuinely want to change the world. I’m very generous, and I really want people to see that I am – that’s really it.
I have a very strong feeling that the opposite of love is not hate – it’s apathy. It’s not giving a damn.
I am very lucky to have the opportunity to travel to so many amazing destinations for work!
One is very crazy when in love.
It’s great to be a blonde. With low expectations it’s very easy to surprise people.
If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you’re not doing anything very innovative.
There is a very fine line between loving life and being greedy for it.
Certainly there are things in life that money can’t buy, but it’s very funny – Did you ever try buying them without money?
I am sensual and very physical. I’m very erotic. But my sexuality exists on a sort of a fantasy level.
I have the same feeling when I walk in a very beautiful place that I have when I play and it goes right.
I think there’s a real sex appeal to vampires. They’re very sexy.
I think that the United States and the Philippines have always had a good relationship with each other. We were colonized by the Americans and we have their culture and our traditions even up to this day and I think that we’re very welcoming with the Americans. And I don’t see any problem with that at all.
I don’t consider myself an artist. I consider myself a very opinionated man who uses words as fighting tools.
The ‘Third World‘ is a term I don’t like very much because we’re all one world. I want people to know that the largest part of humanity is suffering.
Globalization is very destructive to our species.
Very near Auch, Lectoure, and Mirande, great fire will fall from the sky for three nights. A most stupendous and astonishing event will occur. Very soon afterwards, the earth will tremble.
Clay is a very interesting and fundamental material: it’s earth, it’s water, and – with fire – it takes on form and life.
I think being able to age gracefully is a very important talent. It is too late for me.
All things that are worthwhile are very difficult to obtain.
A remarkable thing about Shakespeare is that he is really very good in spite of all the people who say he is very good.
Palestine is our unforgettable historic home. The very name would be a force of marvelous potency for summoning our people together.
As an artist, the more experience, the better the creation. I’m a very positive person.
I think cinema, movies, and magic have always been closely associated. The very earliest people who made film were magicians.
Many people dream about being an entrepreneur, starting their own business, working for themselves, and living the good life. Very few, however, will actually take the plunge and put everything they’ve got into being their own boss.
The pen is mightier than the sword if the sword is very short, and the pen is very sharp.
Everything that’s created comes out of silence. Your thoughts emerge from the nothingness of silence. Your words come out of this void. Your very essence emerged from emptiness. All creativity requires some stillness.
The wish to acquire more is admittedly a very natural and common thing; and when men succeed in this they are always praised rather than condemned. But when they lack the ability to do so and yet want to acquire more at all costs, they deserve condemnation for their mistakes.
Before marriage, many couples are very much like people rushing to catch an airplane; once aboard, they turn into passengers. They just sit there.
A lot of people would say ‘sexy’ is about the body. But to me, ‘sexy’ is a woman with confidence. I admire women who have very little fear.
We’re already cyborgs. Your phone and your computer are extensions of you, but the interface is through finger movements or speech, which are very slow.
The world is governed by very different personages from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes.
Baking is fun! I find it very therapeutic, a stress buster.
I was born in very sorry circumstances. Both of my parents were very sorry.
There is some risk that if the wrong regulatory regime gets adopted in the U.S., then the center of innovation could move to other countries. If blockchains are the next Internet, that would be a very unfortunate development for the U.S.
The ego is only an illusion, but a very influential one. Letting the ego-illusion become your identity can prevent you from knowing your true self. Ego, the false idea of believing that you are what you have or what you do, is a backwards way of assessing and living life.
Electric cars are going to be very important for urban transportation.
Love is a strange emotion. It is ever evolving. Lust is transient. With time, one realizes that love and togetherness are two different things. Very few people are lucky enough to experience the two emotions simultaneously.
When reflecting upon it today, that the Pearl Harbor attack should have succeeded in achieving surprise seems a blessing from Heaven. It was clear that a great American fleet had been concentrated in Pearl Harbor, and we supposed that the state of alert would be very high.
Falling out of love is very enlightening. For a short while you see the world with new eyes.
Around the age of 14, I was very discouraged from a coach. It was my first youth club team while playing soccer. She told me at the time that I wasn’t good enough to play on the team, that I would never get into the game.
I come from a very rough background, and I’m saying that if you work hard and dedicate yourself that you can make it, too.
And the attitude of faith is the very opposite of clinging to belief, of holding on.
I’m worldwide handsome. I am very handsome.
I didn’t have a career; I made films. It’s very different.
The nicest part of the prize, perhaps, is the effect on my friends and family. Each of them feels proud and happy to have the relationship with me that they do. In a way, it’s as though they received an award too, and I like that very much.
Some people try to get very philosophical and cerebral about what they’re trying to say with jazz. You don’t need any prologues, you just play.
I’m not a very good writer, but I’m an excellent rewriter.
Just imagine becoming the way you used to be as a very young child, before you understood the meaning of any word, before opinions took over your mind. The real you is loving, joyful, and free. The real you is just like a flower, just like the wind, just like the ocean, just like the sun.
A dogmatic belief in objective value is necessary to the very idea of a rule which is not tyranny or an obedience which is not slavery.
It makes me uncomfortable to talk about meanings and things. It’s better not to know so much about what things mean. Because the meaning, it’s a very personal thing, and the meaning for me is different than the meaning for somebody else.
A very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love.
There are no problems we cannot solve together, and very few that we can solve by ourselves.
We think that forgiveness is weakness, but it’s absolutely not; it takes a very strong person to forgive.
The flu is very unpredictable when it begins and in how it takes off.
I was a very good tennis player in Ottawa, Canada – nationally ranked when I was, like, 13. Then I moved to Los Angeles when I was 15, and everyone in L.A. just killed me. I was pretty great in Canada. Not so much in Los Angeles.
I feel very adventurous. There are so many doors to be opened, and I’m not afraid to look behind them.
Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes.
If one tries to think about history, it seems to me – it’s like looking at a range of mountains. And the first time you see them, they look one way. But then time changes, the pattern of light shifts. Maybe you’ve moved slightly, your perspective has changed. The mountains are the same, but they look very different.
Strangely enough, when the Sugababes’ ‘Freak Like Me’ went to number 1, which was built around my ‘Are ‘Friends’ Electric’ song, I had another song called ‘Rip’ go to number 1 in the Kerrang TV chart, so I was pulling new people in from very different areas of musical interest. That was quite an amazing week.
I am a very romantic person, and I love ‘love’ – however cheesy that sounds!
There are very few human beings who receive the truth, complete and staggering, by instant illumination. Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment, on a small scale, by successive developments, cellularly, like a laborious mosaic.
To resolve problems through negotiation is a very childish approach.
Nature has given women so much power that the law has very wisely given them little.
The greatest thing about where my life is right now is it’s very relaxed and chill. I’m just hanging out, being myself and doing my work.
You can’t be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer.
There’s no destination. The journey is all that there is, and it can be very, very joyful.
The world is a fine place and worth the fighting for and I hate very much to leave it.
In the end, I think in F1 it is very hard for a girl.
I was in a queer mood, thinking myself very old: but now I am a woman again – as I always am when I write.
When I see old friends, I’m very excited.
It’s very hard to be a good actor, you know. It’s easy to be cute.
I was taught that the human brain was the crowning glory of evolution so far, but I think it’s a very poor scheme for survival.
I’m a very private person. I like staying home and doing my stuff. I hate people invading on my privacy. I hate talking about my private life.
In films murders are always very clean. I show how difficult it is and what a messy thing it is to kill a man.
Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren’t very new at all.
It’s very important to choose kindness and stop bullying.
Masculinity is what you believe it to be. I think masculinity and femininity is something that’s very old-fashioned. There’s a whole new generation of people who aren’t defined by their sex or race or who they like to sleep with.
Money is in some respects life’s fire: it is a very excellent servant, but a terrible master.
Childhood means simplicity. Look at the world with the child’s eye – it is very beautiful.
When I was 49, I posed for Playboy – I was very flattered to be asked. I was quite honoured, really, considering that most of the models they feature are in their twenties.
We feel very honored to have been offered the responsibility to host this great event, Berlin is a wonderful city that is developing at a tremendous rate, and this decision means that we can now prepare to welcome the world’s best athletes to a fascinating place.
Playing the game, and unfortunately, playing the gangster game is very profitable.
The value of beauty and inspiration is very much underrated, no question. But I want to be clear: I’m not trying to be anyone’s savior. I’m just trying to think about the future and not be sad.
I became a very simple person. The simple things are the most precious to me. I don’t ascribe much significance to the things I have now. That feeling of touching death has never left me.
I care not what others think of what I do, but I care very much about what I think of what I do! That is character!
Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure; seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised, or a little mistaken.
I’ve been very passionate about renewable energy for many years, particularly solar energy and its capacity to bring abundant clean, sustainable energy to millions around the globe.
I have no use for bodyguards, but I have very specific use for two highly trained certified public accountants.
I’ve always taken ‘The Wizard of Oz’ very seriously, you know. I believe in the idea of the rainbow. And I’ve spent my entire life trying to get over it.
The lessons I learned from the dark days at Alibaba are that you’ve got to make your team have value, innovation, and vision. Also, if you don’t give up, you still have a chance. And, when you are small, you have to be very focused and rely on your brain, not your strength.
If you have a business that isn’t growing the top line, it’s very hard to deliver attractive returns to shareholders.